We found 9 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze HMO near Spring, TX.

Dr. Ashiqueali I Poonawala, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
17506 Red Oak Drive
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ashiqueali Poonawala practices general internal medicine in Houston, TX. Dr. Poonawala's areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, thyroid problems, and depression. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Aga Khan University Medical College and Dow Medical College and performed his residency at St. John's Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Poonawala (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Poonawala's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, musculoskeletal pain, bursitis, osteomyelitis, rheumatoid arthritis, bone infection, bone spurs

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Depression, Bone Spurs, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Chronic ... (Read more)

Dr. Shaikh Arif Ali, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
810 Peakwood; Suite 211
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Shaikh Ali's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Dr. Ali speaks Spanish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in musculoskeletal pain, lupus, and polymyositis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. He studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Dow Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Ali completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Patient ratings for Dr. Ali average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal pain, rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Lower Back Pain, Neck Problems, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Naila Ramiz, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
800 Peakwood Drive; Suite 7-g
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Naila Ramiz is a general internist in Houston, TX. She graduated from Dhaka Medical College and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ramiz include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and arthritis. Dr. Ramiz has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ramiz takes. She is conversant in Bengali. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Houston Northwest Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis

Dr. Damian Victorio Chaupin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
800 Peakwood Drive; Suite 5g
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Damian Chaupin is a general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery specialist. He is a graduate of National University of San Marcos. He trained at Sisters of Charity Hospital for residency. Dr. Chaupin's areas of expertise include prostate problems, warts, and cancer surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chaupin is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Chaupin is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, bursitis, osteomyelitis

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Adolescent Issues, Breast Biopsy, Bursitis, Circumcision, Sclerotherapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Blandina Caducoy Sison, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
837 Fm 1960 West; Suite 105
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Blandina Sison works as a family medicine practitioner in Houston, TX. Patients gave Dr. Sison an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sison include diabetes, pap test, and anemia. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Sison is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She graduated from Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Asthma, Osteoporosis, Pap Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alejandra Palmeros-Irvine, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
21309 Foster Road; Suite 100
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Alejandra Palmeros-Irvine sees patients in Spring, TX and Houston, TX. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Palmeros-Irvine is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Palmeros-Irvine include menopause, migraine, and thyroid problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Palmeros-Irvine is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Palmeros-Irvine honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Incontinence, Family Planning, Sinus Problems, Migraine, Diabetes, Obesity, Arthritis, Women's ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy Edward Irvine, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
21309 Foster Road; Suite 100
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Timothy Irvine works as a family practitioner in Spring, TX and Houston, TX. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Irvine include menopause, migraine, and thyroid problems. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Irvine (or staff) is conversant in Sign Language and Spanish. Dr. Irvine is professionally affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Incontinence, Family Planning, Hypertension, Sinus Problems, Migraine, Diabetes, Obesity, ... (Read more)

Richard L Day
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
5265 Louetta Road; Suite A
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Richard Day's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Dr. Day's clinical interests include foot problems and ankle problems. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. For his professional training, Dr. Day completed residency programs at Harris County Hospital District and West Houston Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Surgical Procedures, Ankle Problems, Foot Problems

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
800 Peakwood Drive; Suite 5d
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mark Hubert is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Conroe, TX, Denton, TX, and Houston, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: leg fracture, arm fracture, and wrist fracture. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hubert is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Denton Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , leg fracture, arm fracture, wrist fracture, shoulder fracture, spinal fracture, knee fracture, hip fracture, hand fracture

All Interests: Leg Fracture, Arm Fracture, Wrist Fracture, Shoulder Fracture, Knee Fracture, Hand Fracture, Hip ... (Read more)

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What are Musculoskeletal Problems?

The musculoskeletal system refers collectively to the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and nerves. It is what gives our bodies structure and allows us to move and do things. Because this system encompasses so much of the body, musculoskeletal problems are extremely varied and can happen almost anywhere. There are musculoskeletal problems that affect only the joints, those that affect the bones, those that affect tendons and ligaments, and those that can happen in any area of the body but cause pain and numbness.

Joint problems include bursitis and arthritis. Bursitis is the inflammation of a fluid-filled sac cushion on the outside of a joint, causing symptoms including pain and swelling. Arthritis is the inflammation and damage of a joint due to wear and tear or disease. There are several treatments for arthritis, but if the damage progresses far enough, joint replacement may be necessary. In joint replacement, a metal or plastic implant is surgically placed within the joint to make movement easier.

Bone problems include scoliosis, fractures, and osteoporosis. Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine, making the normally straight spine look like a “C” or “S.” It is treated with braces or surgery. Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to weaken and break easily. It’s most common in women, especially older women. Fully half of all women over 65 have osteoporosis. Fractures are any break in the bone. They can be a simple crack or a severe and complicated shatter. Osteoporosis causes fractures in people who have it, but other causes are trauma (such as a fall) or overuse.

Tendon and ligament problems most often result from injury or overuse. Two good examples are ligament tears and tendonitis. The most common ligament tear is the ACL tear in the knee. This ligament supports and stabilizes the knee and is most often torn during sports activities. Tendonitis happens when a tendon, which connects muscles and bones together, becomes irritated and inflamed. This happens most often in older patients who push their bodies too far, leading to pain and swelling. Treatment for both tendon and ligament problems usually includes rest, ice, and supporting the area to let it heal.

Pain and numbness problems can be caused by overuse, disease, an injury, or a compressed nerve. Lower back pain and carpal tunnel syndrome are two of the most common conditions patients encounter. Lower back pain may be caused by sore muscles that have been overworked, or an injury to the disks separating the vertebrae in the spine. Lower back pain usually goes away on its own within a few days, but it may require medical treatment depending on the cause. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the nerve at the base of the palm becomes trapped or pinched. Symptoms include tingling, pain, numbness, or weakness in the hand. Treatment involves rest and sometimes steroid injections.

Because the musculoskeletal system involves so much of the body, problems here can be incredibly varied in their type and severity. Some musculoskeletal problems will go away on their own or only require rest, while others may require medication, physical therapy, or even surgery.